Smile Foundation rolled out its first Smile on Wheels mobile hospital for the state of Karnataka with support from LIC of India. Implemented by Karuna Trust this mobile hospital is providing comprehensive healthcare services for the underprivileged people of the Yemalur and Doddakanahalli areas in Karnataka. The project is a first of its kind and is covering 58,000 people through preventive, curative and promotive healthcare services.
Besides ensuring the primary healthcare needs of the underprivileged population through, a series of special health camps shall be organized on a regular interval to providce specialized medical services. Referral services are one of the highlights of this innovative programme. Deserving cases are referred to the nearby government facilities.
This is the 22nd Smile on Wheels project by Smile Foundation in India. Smile on wheels operates by taking well-equipped mobile hospital units along with specialized doctors, nurses, medical staff, equipments and medicines to the identified villages and slums in a systematic manner.